Four Cross Country Athletes Named ODAC All-Academic for 2010-11

FOREST, VA - Yonathan Tarekegne Ararso (Addis Adaba, Ethiopia/Woodberry Forest), David Barrett (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy), Daniel Isaacs (Troutville, VA/Lord Botetourt), and Andrew Stoddard (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) were recently named to the ODAC All-Academic team for the 2010-11 academic year.

To be eligible for the ODAC All-Academic team, a student-athlete must compete in a conference-sponsored sport and maintain a minimum 3.25 grade point average for the academic year.

Ararso is a Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. An active member of the Hampden-Sydney student body, he is a member of The Garnet & Grey Society, the International Club, the Board of Publications, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, the ACE professional fraternity, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Hampden-Sydney Tiger student newspaper. A dean's list student, he spent his summer conducting and presenting a research project on the immune response to cancer cells in mice.

Barrett is an Economics major with a minor in Religion and is a member of The Student Network and the Pre-Business Society. He was named to the dean's list last school year and this summer served as an internat Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Isaacs graduated last school year magna cum laude with a degree in Physics. He is currently showing that you can go anywhere with a degree from Hampden-Sydney. Isaacs is attending Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID, where he is working toward's a masters degree in Nuclear Engineering while also serving as a research assistant.

Stoddard is a History major with a minor in Creative Writing. He is a Hampden-Sydney Patrick Henry Scholar and Dean's List honoree. Currently he participates in The Hampden-Sydney Tiger, Interversity Christian Fellowship, and Tiger Athletic Club. He was awarded the Outstanding Freshman Journalist award for his work on The Hampden-Sydney Tiger.